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IO7 - Jihad!!

Discussion in 'Civ4 - Succession Games' started by IdiotsOpposite, Oct 30, 2011.

  1. strijder20

    strijder20 Wallowing in irony

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    A miracle! I played anyway!

    "So, we've got an annoying, grumpy, creative backwards neighbour on our doorstep. We've got ivory and catapults." Council member Al-Stradata said. "What are we waiting for?"
    He promptly reorganised religion, emphasising Theocratic rule. War machines pulting cats far away and men sitting on the back of elephants were trained and sent to the Ethiopian border.
    After his short rule, he happily noted that his 'Stack al-ahDoom' had grown to a size of about eight regiments, also including bowmen and axewielders. It was up to the next council member to decide whether this stack would be put to use or used for fogbusting :)rolleyes: I hope you don't).

    (Screenshots will follow later, going to bed).
     

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  2. IdiotsOpposite

    IdiotsOpposite Boom, headshot.

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    Very nice. I'll play it tomorrow. I swear.
     
  3. IdiotsOpposite

    IdiotsOpposite Boom, headshot.

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    A miracle! I actually played!

    Although I don't think I'm doing well. Our power ratio with Ethiopia still isn't any better, and now the Khmer want to kill us too. ...wherever they are. Someone experienced and good needs to help us out!

    IdiotsOpposite AD 900

    However, we do have a little army to throw around if we think we can take at least a couple of Zara's cities.
     
  4. strijder20

    strijder20 Wallowing in irony

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    Uh, I hope they don't have longbows yet?
     
  5. woopdeedoo

    woopdeedoo Chieftain

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    Hi guys. I'm back from my vacation and I think I may be up as well! I will have a look at the posts and save and comment shortly.
     
  6. woopdeedoo

    woopdeedoo Chieftain

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    So I finally had a chance to look at the save and unfortunately my AV is blocking the site as it has a malicious script or something embedded. can you post the save in the forum please?
     
  7. pigswill

    pigswill fly (one day)

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    There you go.

    Good luck.

    It might be useful to trade around DR now we´ve founded Islam.
     
  8. woopdeedoo

    woopdeedoo Chieftain

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    PPP of sorts.

    Had a look, WFYHBTA issues abound. There are 2 possible trades we can make with Pericles:


    or

    and


    If we put a turn into Guilds, we should get a better deal. We need a ton of workers and also plantations at Baghdad. That city is an economic powerhouse. Najran is ready for the whip.

    I assume we are planning on DoW-ing the Ethiopians? I'm also working on the assumption that we have hired all the priests in Mecca for Islamic shrine?
     
  9. pigswill

    pigswill fly (one day)

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    Guilds unlocks camel archers, they may look silly but resource free knights are worth considering. We should also be able to pick up CS and other stuff, maybe get back the money we pay Pericles for guilds. There´s no real value in hanging onto DR as a monopoly tech.
     
  10. strijder20

    strijder20 Wallowing in irony

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    If we attack Zara, he didn't have longbows when I played my set. Doubt that is still the case, but it's worth checking. If it is so, instantly DOW (there should be a stack lying around somewhere), take his best cities and make peace when he is restricted to the Tundra.
     
  11. woopdeedoo

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    My report:


    IBT: Whip WE in Najran.

    T1: Make Pericles deal after putting one turn into Guilds:

    Set tech to Philo, on way to Lib. Also set espionage on Zara.

    T2: We get a Mayan Event:

    I also wave my whip back and forth for some ellies and some needed infra (read granary) in Basra. Make Pacal deal:

    I notice all of Pericles gold vanashies, some 300 :gold:. I assume he did some upgrading…

    T3: Queue up Camel Archers in all cities completing builds. These things are expensive on such a hammer poor map.

    T4: I have to destroy the watermill by Zhou in order to allow for some chain irrigation to our other cities… Make deal with Pericles, mostly for the cash:


    T5: Make this deal with Zara:

    Set Tech to Edu. We become worst enemy of the Khmer and he goes into WHEOOHRN. Make a deal with Sury:

    I also wave my whip back and forth a couple times…

    T6: Make this deal:

    Once again, I wave my whip. Baghdad finally gets its’ market.

    T7: HC makes a demand:

    I decide yes and he goes to pleased. He is well liked so I feel it is worth it.

    T8: zzz

    T9: zzz

    T10: Not much to do except whip a few more things. The tech trading has really done us well:

    There is a (marked) fortified stack just outside of Damascus. Careful as Zara has a really large stack the city adjacent to fishy-filler.

    And the save:
     

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  12. woopdeedoo

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    Also, there are a few units en route to the SoD...
     
  13. pigswill

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    Got it.

    Seems farily straightforwards.

    Declare on Zara. Pillage iron. Survive small northern stack. Annihilate Zara.
     
  14. pigswill

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    Straightforward indeed.

    1030 Declare on Zara.

    1040 Sury declares on us. He has open borders with Pacal, we don't. Sury can attack us, we can't attack him without declaring on Pacal in the process. Interesting. HC build spiral minaret.

    1050.Capture Yeha.

    1070. End of seige of Basra, eliminate Zara's stackette for loss of 2 CA.

    1080. Sury captures Khoisan, we had 1 LB, no time to reinforce, no time to whip another.

    1110. Capture Debre Burhan.

    1130. Prophet from Mecca establishes our Shrine in Basra.

    1140. Recapture Khoisan after whipping/chopping 4CA.

    1150. Capture Qahoula.

    We lost 2 axes, 2LBs, 2camels, 3 eles and 5 cats in total.

     
  15. IdiotsOpposite

    IdiotsOpposite Boom, headshot.

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    I'm guessing, then, that Zara did NOT have longbows yet. Nice.

    Strijder, I do believe you're up. This game is getting really interesting...
     
  16. pigswill

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    What is interesting is that Zara definitely does have longbows, at the moment he appears to be out of metal.
     
  17. strijder20

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    Here's the save.

    Fairly dull (yes, dull!) turnset : I whipped some troops, moved them to the front, captured Gondar and made peace. That's about what happened.

    We really need to work on our worker and empire management : 7 workers for 10 cities? Ok, the amount of desert justifies it a bit, but we'll need to improve Zara's, soon to be ours, land too...

    I made peace with Sury (got to love the AP). I also made peace with Zara, because he had a few scary pikes (he can get castles :yuk:) next to the city I just captured. We should whip some more troops, move them to the front, redeclare and take Aksum (only three turns away from Gondar).

    I also discovered a mini-continent with the Romans and Celts on it thanks to Zara's worldmap.
     

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  18. IdiotsOpposite

    IdiotsOpposite Boom, headshot.

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    Got it. I'll play at some point in the next couple of days.
     
  19. woopdeedoo

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    IdiotsOpposite Boom, headshot.

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    I'd have to skip this one too... still got real life crap kicking me in the figurative balls.
     

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